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Haunted Place: Indiana University
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
Web Site: indiana.edu
Bloomington is located 53 miles
south of Indianapolis, about 1 hour and 14 minutes.
1) The Indiana Memorial Union
900 East 7th Street
Located just north of Maxwell Hall
and Owen Hall, just south of Ernie Pile Hall and west of a giant parking
The Indiana Memorial Union is the
University's 500,000-square-foot college union, making it one of the world's
largest college unions. This campus centerpiece has been a place where
students go to study, relax, eat, bowl, watch a movie, and even to shop.
It has also been the favorite place in the past for students to kill themselves,
before mental health services were available. There are high places to
jump off of.
a) Several entities haunt the building
as they found that committing suicide didn't help their problems.
b) A dog also haunts the place.
2) The Career Development Center
625 N. Jordan Avenue
The Career Development Center
is located in a building on the west side of N. Jordan Avenue, almost directly
across from the current Health Center.
Perhaps this building was the original
health services building. It is said that a doctor performed abortions
for frightened pregnant coeds before abortion was legalized in the 1970s.
a) Entities of aborted babies/
children who were aborted long ago are said to haunt the building.
b) Cries of a woman can be heard.
3) Read Residence Hall
125 South Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47406
Indiana University groups its resident
dorms into sections known as Neighborhoods. It can be found in the Southeast
Neighborhood, housing for undergraduate & graduate students. This
area is on southeast corner of campus near the Schools of Music and Education,
the Musical Arts Center, the IU Auditorium and the Neal Marshall Black
Culture Center. This neighborhood houses undergraduate and graduate students.
Read Residence Hall is one of three
dorms (Forest & Willkie being the other two in this Southeast Neighborhood.)
It is a coed, undergraduate 6 floor residence hall of four buildings (wings)
connected by a central hub. Features include:Dance & Music Practice Rooms,
Movies, Music & More, Read Dining Hall and Hoosier Cafe.
History: Read Hall was once a men's
dorm, then a women's dorm and is now coed.
In one of the third floor rooms,
late night drama between a fighting young couple went over the top when
a medical student stabbed his girlfriend in the throat in a fit of rage
/frustration, causing the girl to quickly bleed to death. He hid her body
in one of the deserted tunnels underneath the hall, but confessed later
The entity of a young woman described
as having long black hair, wearing a blood-tinged yellow nightgown haunts
the third floor room where she was killed so quickly. Same entity also haunts
the hallways and in other parts of the building as well.
Long ago, when Reed Hall was a women's dorm, an R.A. known as Paula, who
lived on the 6th floor, buckled under the stress of school life, committing
suicide by throwing herself down the stairs.
On December 12th, one can hear
an entity scream, as it falls down these stairs.
4) Lilly Library (Rare books and
( Lilly Library Main Gallery web page * Lilly Library Tour Info web page )
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405
of Woodburn Hall and south of the Showalter Fountain.
The Lilly Library is the principal
rare books, manuscripts, and special collections repository of Indiana
University, serving as a resource for scholars throughout the world as
well as a center of cultural enrichment. The Library is open to anyone
interested in its collections.
Main Gallery - serves as a reception
point for those wishing to use the Reading Room. The exhibitions in this
gallery, which change every three to four months, highlight central themes
in the Library's collections
The Lincoln Room - displays Joseph
Benjamin Oakleaf's grand collection of Lincoln materials. Oakleaf was a
great collector of Lincolniana.
The Ball Room - One finds on display
Elisabeth W. Ball's collection of historical children's books, which were
presented to the Lilly Library in 1983 by the George and Frances Ball
The Ellison Room - Displays a small
portion of the Robert S. Ellison's books and manuscripts documenting the
westward expansion of the United States, presented to Indiana University
by his widow as a memorial in 1946.
Reading Room - J. K. Lilly, Jr. gave
his library to Indiana University, including a number of portraits of
writers whose books he had collected.
The library contains many collections
held dear by people who have passed on. Many items in the displays are
very old relics used by people of long ago.
a) It isn't surprising that the
library is visited by an entity or two checking up on their prized collections.
b) Some items may be haunted by
a past owner.
It seems to be.
The National Directory
by Dennis William Hauck
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